#Montreal Stopped, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 x 2 inches, 2020 by Sandra Boorne

#Contemporary #Expressionism #Landscape
About the work:

Funny how everything changes overnight. …..A whole society put on pause…..we humans who are so apt to comingle and feel comfortable in close proximity to others, suddenly feeling uneasy in the presence of strangers, of the unknown. Fearful even. Our bustling cities suddenly becoming deserted. Our family core suddenly becomes distanced physically, no longer allowed to see the ones we love the most. Communication behind a screen for the important life events. Is there light at the end of the tunnel? I certainly crave whatever the new normal will be.
This scene of a busy downtown intersection, usually congested with people and cars buzzing around, cacophony of movement and sound is now quiet. Dead quiet…..my cityscape and Montreal series of paintings now have no life….only some cold concrete and glass, deserted boulevards….light and shadow….stillness…